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WELCOME BACK TO ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR!

Updated Aug 17, 2017 4:24 pm



Hafa adai!  Welcome back to another school year.  GFT and your Guam Education Board had intentions of getting our collective bargaining agreement in place at the beginning of this school year.  Unfortunately, there has been some delays in getting the approval from the Office of the Attorney General.  The negotiation teams will be meeting in the upcoming weeks to resolve the remainder of issues as detailed from the Attorney General.  Rest assured, Superintendent Jon Fernandez is fair in his approach.  We will have our working conditions in place soon.
 
Toward the end of last school year, some teachers have questioned not receiving the Bonus, Rewards, and Incentives Program (BRIP).  GFT had compiled a short list of teachers who claimed that BRIP was owed to them.  GFT is working with the Superintendent’s office to resolve any outstanding payments.
 
If you are not a member of GFT, I encourage you to join.  The union is only as strong as its membership.  The resources to win our battles come from your dues, especially in the Civil Service Commission and in the court system.  Being in GFT gives you peace of mind that your rights will be honored.  The mission of GFT is to improve the lives of its membership and their family.  Join GFT.  Let us improve our lives together.
 
Above all, I hope we keep our attitudes and spirits focused on student learning.  Guam has been on the news because of the North Korea crisis.  Let us make national headlines again—this time for improving our student outcomes.  Reiterating GDOE’s vision statement, “Every student: responsible, respectful, and ready for life.”
 
Your colleague,
Sanjay Sharma
GFT President
 
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MEMBER BENEFITS
  • School Essentials (The Parent Teacher Store) - Minimum purchase of $5.00 earns a 10% Discount
  • T.G.I. Friday's -

    15% discount on member's entree 

  • Chamorro Gardens - Discount on Security Deposit
  • Blue Boy Muffler & Auto Services -

    10% off any service (excluding oil changes)

  • Heritage Boat Charters - 10% Off Weekday Fishing Charters
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  • Neni Trendz - 10% off purchases (Purchases available via email contact: russ@nenitrendz.com) Look for Neni Trendz on Facebook for assorted baby accessories & Guam’s very own Neni Bottoms Cloth Diapers!
  • Pats Tinting & Detailing - $10 off Window Tinting & $15 off Detailing
  • Marianas Footcare Clinic -

    15% off sole products

  • Shell Guam -

    Lucky 7 Gold Card Double points!

  • Graphic Center -

    $14 for a case of paper (5 reams)

  • Sylvan Learning Center - Present your GFT membership card at time of inquiry and receive $25 off when you schedule a Sylvan Skills Assessment for Reading or Math!
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  • Guam Renewable Energy -

    Install a solar panel system at no cost to you! No maintenance fee. No repair fee. No insurance fee.  Say you're a GFT member and receive $100 in Gift Certificates to Pay Less. Conditions apply.

  • Ace Auto Port -

    15% Off All Services (exception of service packages but extra services will be added)

  • Tropic Soap - All orders over 35 pieces will get wholesale price of $1.30 each.
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    $5 Off Learn Chamorro education DVD 

    GFT Member Price $15 (regular price $20)

  • X-Ray Pro - 20% off on all studies that are less than $100. 25% off studies or multiple studies that are more than $100. Members who are 59 years old and above (ID required) will receive 50% off the regular list price.
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    GFT Members will receive the following benefits without charge for legal fees (This is subject to Attorney's Availability):  • Durable Power of Attorney • Confirmation of Community Property (without Probate) • Summary Administration of Estates Under $20,000. The law office will represent GFT members for Change of Name, Guardianship (adult, minors and Ad Litem) and Adoption for a flat legal fee. All Attorney fees, costs and other fees, including but not be limited to Court filing fees, service of process and summons shall be borne by the Client. All professional work is subject to ethics standards and availability of counsel.  Must schedule an appointment to see an Attorney. Call 475-0200 to schedule your free consultation. 

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    10% Off discount on hearing aids

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